Community pressure has pushed the government to implement a poverty reduction strategy. Now we need community action to ensure that it is a strong one with legislated targets and timelines. You can be a part of this effort to make BC’s government take action against poverty.
The BC government is currently asking British Columbian residents about what should be included in a Poverty Reduction Strategy. Below you can find several ways to participate including online, by phone and in person. Before commenting, take a look at the seven pillars of our poverty reduction plan, and the priority actions that we recommend in each category. You also might want to read Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan, a report examining the most recent statistics on poverty and its associated hardships in BC, and demonstrating that strong policies are urgently needed to dramatically reduce and ultimately eliminate poverty in our province.
Share your thoughts now!
You can send your thoughts in their feedback form here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/submit-your-feedback/
There are also several other ways you can share your thoughts:
Call Enquiry BC and ask for ‘BC Poverty Reduction’
Calls can be made Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time
Elsewhere in B.C. 1-800-663-7867
Outside B.C. 1-604-660-2421
Via Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD):
Elsewhere in B.C. 1-800-661-8773
By Fax: 250-387-5775
By Email: BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca
ATTN: BC Poverty Reduction
PO BOX 9929 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R2
Community Meetings are going to be scheduled across the province to consult with British Columbian residents about what should be included in the Poverty Reduction Strategy. We will share more details about these community meetings as soon as we have them.